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Republicans try scare tactic by Tim Harper... The Toronto Star
Republicans try scare tactic
Trailing in polls, party runs TV ad starring bin Laden

Not the first time terror threat used in bid to sway vote
Oct. 23, 2006. 05:32 AM

"The Republicans still can't find Osama bin Laden, but they know how to showcase him.

Without a spoken word, but with the skilful use of a ticking time bomb, the governing party has brought fear back into the U.S. congressional election campaign, with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer blow to the solar plexus.

Pictures of Al Qaeda's bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri, and fadeout images of their most terrifying words, are featured in a television ad produced by the Republican National Committee. The ad began a limited run on U.S. cable networks yesterday.

Some are calling this a Republican Hail Mary, with polls showing Democrats poised to retake the House of Representatives and perhaps even the Senate in the Nov. 7 midterm elections.

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